Find Mental Health Support
Mental health work is a large field and there are many kinds of professionals to explore! Not sure who to reach out to? Read through the explanations below and see what best matches up with your needs.
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Couple & Family Therapist
Couple and family therapists practice a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
All couple and family therapists are part of the Quebec Order of Social Workers and Couple and Family Therapists, and if practicing psychotherapy, have a permit to do so under the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. Without the permit, they may practice couple and family intervention, but cannot use the reserved title of psychotherapy. To verify a practitioner's registration, use their permit number found on their personal page.
Social workers are concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being.
It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Social work is concerned with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment, and domestic violence.
All social workers are part of the Quebec Order of Social Workers and Couple and Family Therapists. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page.
A psychologist studies how we think, feel and behave from a scientific viewpoint and applies this knowledge to help people understand, explain and change their behavior.
All psychologists are part of the Quebec Order of Psychologists and have a permit to practice psychotherapy. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page.
Indigenous Elder and Healer
Traditional healers refer to health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating indigenous healing and wellness while using ceremonies; plant, animal or mineral-based medicines; energetic therapies; or physical/hands on techniques.
Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills.
Creative Art Therapist
Therapeutic approaches such as art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy and movement therapy practiced by licensed professionals that use art and creativity as a means to support a balanced mental health.
Other Mental Health Professional
Find practitioners doing other mental health work including bodywork and movement therapies.
Find practitioners providing traditional therapies and spiritual support.